Analogues, Methods, Monsters, Machines. For the exhibition the artist presents a new body of works. These explore the cultural dichotomy between history and technology, by means of a radically associative methodology, with specific references to the history and culture of Switzerland and Geneva.
curated by Andrea Bellini
The Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève is pleased to present one of the most important solo exhibitions held in a cultural institution by British artist Steven Claydon (b. 1969, London).
A key figure in the British contemporary art scene, Steven Claydon maps the curious, culturally-determined territory in which objects exist. Encompassing sculpture, installation, painting, printmaking, video and performance, his practice frequently addresses the myriad ways in which objects mutate in nature and function across time, oscillating between the conditions of raw matter and social signifiers. Through divergent aesthetics and techniques – from high-tech manufacture to traditional artisanship – Claydon deconstructs the ingrained categories and taxonomies via which information is habitually transmitted and cultural capital is co-opted.
For Analogues, Methods, Monsters, Machines, Claydon has been commissioned to produce a new body of works. These explore the cultural dichotomy between history and technology, by means of a radically associative methodology, with specific references to the history and culture of Switzerland and Geneva.
Primarily consisting of new work, the exhibition also includes a number of pre-existing pieces that anticipate the themes at the heart of this new project.
An artist's book will be published by Mousse Publishing on the occasion of this exhibition.
Image: Steven Claydon© Courtesy of the Artist and Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève
Natalie Esteve, Assistant to the director and coordination publication and press
Opening: 17.9.2015, 6pm
Centre d'Art Contemporain
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